A look back at Academy Awards hosts
Two-time host Steve Martin got mixed reviews after his first stint in 2001. Martin's comedic attempts to spice up a dull show fell flat, according to a BBC review. When it was announced that Martin would reprise his hosting duties in 2003, he reportedly told the press, "I'm very pleased to be hosting the Oscars again because fear and nausea always make me lose weight."
Qualifications: The frequent "Saturday Night Live" host has put his comedic stamp on films such as "The Jerk," "Roxanne," and "Father of the Bride."